Electric fleets require well-designed power delivery and charging facilities. Planning for charging now – with the understanding that it may take up to a year or two from plan to charge – sets electrification programs up for success. Black & Veatch’s latest free electronic book, Electric Fleets, outlines eight steps to guide the process, inform scheduling and plan for optimal charging facilities. To capitalize on the benefits of electrification, fleet and sustainability managers must navigate a new maze of technologies, infrastructure choice and supply chains. Electrification programs will be different for each organization – some may electrify entire fleets, while others may begin with a smaller trial project to demonstrate proof-of-concept. “Insightful planning is critical to long-term program success,” said Randal Kaufman, Sales Director for Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies business. “A company may choose to roll out five or 10 electric vehicles to start, but thinking ahead to future charging needs will allow for scalability and resilience while minimizing total cost of ownership.” Fleet and sustainability managers who invest in electrification roadmaps for each facility will be in the best position to capitalize on funding opportunities as these vehicles hit the market. Editor's Notes: Download the Electric Fleets eBook View Black & Veatch’s complete series of eBooks, which examine digitally connected communities, digital electricity, autonomous vehicles and 5G technologies. Black & Veatch provides valuable analysis, design, engineering and construction services for high-power charging facilities built for today and tomorrow. Media Contact: MELINA VISSAT | +1 303-256-4065 P | +1 617-595-8009 M | VissatM@BV.com24-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866-496-9149 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability? Regardless of industry or product, the effective use of water carries huge weight for plant operators and other decision-makers who must pit emerging social calls for sustainability against the money on hand to make it happen. Global Renewables: From Utah to the United Nations, Renewables Power Up From C-suites and state capitals to international governments and the United Nations, leaders of the world’s most influential economies are codifying the role of renewables in an increasingly sustainable power generation mix. On the government side, leaders in China, Europe and elsewhere are on a growing list of American states in setting ambitious renewable portfolio standards (RPS) targets. Renewables Surge, Changing Policies Expected to Drive Investment in Transmission Surging growth in renewables and efforts to increase resilience will drive millions of dollars in new transmission investment over the next five years, according to Black & Veatch’s 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report survey. Survey results found that 37 percent of respondents see renewables as the top driver in new investment, followed by resilience and reliability (28 percent). Hydropower Strategic Alliances: How Producers Can Benefit Strategic alliances with hydropower producers are a natural fit for asset management programs. They can be set up broadly to help producers maintain organizational stability, reliability, and financial performance. Food and Beverage Leaders Turn to Renewable Energy, Circular Solutions for Cost-Savings From food safety and regulatory compliance to packaging and supply chain logistics, the food and beverage industry is constantly hunting for solutions that balance profitability and sustainability.